UNIDO’s Magazine Highlights Possibilities of Climate Compatible Development
March 2011: The fifth issue of the UN Industrial Development Organization's (UNIDO) magazine “Making It: Industry for Development” has been published on the theme “Trade: Engine of Development?” The issue includes articles on climate compatible development, as well as an assessment of what the shipping and aviation industries are doing to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The issue features an article on efforts by the shipping and aviation industries to reduce their carbon footprints. In this article, Maersk Line, a liner shipping company, highlights that shipping is the most energy efficient way to transport goods, and outlines some of the company's efforts to improve shipping efficiency. The article also outlines efforts by the aviation industry to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions.
This edition of the magazine also includes an article on climate-compatible development, which underlines that climate change will lead to a restructuring of the global economy that will affect everyone and create winners and losers on “an epic scale.” It suggests steps that can be taken to avoid the downsides and capture the possible upsides of climate change. [Publication: Making It Magazine: Industry for Development]